Thursday, 11 April 2013

London Here we Come!

Arrived in London for a good few days of fun and laughter, and the SBA Exhibition of course. The social diary is certainly full with lunches, dinners and the graduation evening, and although it's raining here, there's no chance the weather will dull my enthusiasm.
 
Off to the SBA exhibition twice this week. Once with friends from the course and next with the family in tow. Having a piece on display requires a mass viewing, probably just to confirm that it is really there. Of course, there will be plenty of other pieces of student work to enjoy and I am really looking forward to having a good look at the portfolio pieces selected. There have been some  truly talented artists on the course this year and I have often thought that some folk really don't need to do the course. Anyway, we have all got through it and now, as we all gather together we can really let our hair down and congratulate each other on a job well done.  

Of course, there is no real time to relax too long as there are paintings needing to be done. As the temperatures begin to rise, the blossoms and spring flowers are beginning to catch up after the cold snap. Decisions will have to be made in the next week or so for a series of works that will be ready for next year's SBA selection board. There are lots of ideas in the pipeline and I have a beady eye on other areas to develop.     

Oh yes, remember ages ago when I mentioned a particularly gorgeous cat that resides at my favourite plant nursery? Well, here is the happy little creature doing what he does best, sleeping. Cats always find the warm spots, and here 'Cat' has settled himself in one of the greenhouses. 


'Cat'  
    

2 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Jarnie - congratulations on your piece being displayed. Bet all your family is proud. Now that does look like such a special kitty.

Polly said...

Have a great time in London and at the Graduation Jarnie!

Looking forward to seeing what you do 'next' :-)